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TKA Discovery

TKA Discovery Program


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Is Educational Therapy the help your student needs?

Our purpose is to identify and address the needs of students who learn differently. We specifically target the individual needs of each student based upon testing that may identify one or more difficulties which affect a student’s ability to learn. A trained TKA Discovery therapist tailors the educational therapy to the individual student.

Some of these difficulties may include:

  • Reading
  • Handwriting
  • Written Expression
  • Mathematics
  • Spelling     
  • Study Skills
  • Memory
  • Attention
  • Organization
  • Oral Expression     
  • Visual Processing
  • Auditory Processing
  • Critical Thinking
  • Motor Coordination
  • Social Skills

The TKA Discovery Program, a member of the National Institute of Learning Development, Chesapeake, VA, is a program of preventive, corrective, and supportive intervention for students who struggle to learn.

  • Preventive: Search scans are given to children in 5K and 1st grades to identify those who need extra work in perceptual skills (auditory, visual, motor) to become skilled readers. Teach is offered to those who demonstrate need.
  • Corrective: Educational Therapy is offered to those who have been diagnosed with a learning disability.  Intervention is aimed at stimulating deficit cognitive and perceptual skill areas and developing students who are able to be independent learners. 
  • Supportive: Tutorial Study Hall is available for those who need help with the organizational and study skill aspects of their school endeavors.

Services offered:

  • Search and Teach – Preventive program designed for young children in grades 5K-2.
  • NILD Educational Therapy – Corrective intervention to bring about change and independence in the classroom.
  • Individualized Support – For non-therapy students who need extra guidance.
  • Tutorial Study Hall – Supportive program to assist with homework and study skills.
  • Classroom Accommodations & Modifications –  Individualized for each student as needed and prescribed.
  • Optional avenues to graduation
  • How is NILD different from tutoring?

What is Educational Therapy?

Educational Therapy is not tutoring. We do not teach or review the academic material a student is learning in the classroom for understanding as a tutor would. Instead, we design a program specifically for each student’s individual needs. Specialized techniques are implemented to stimulate the development of specific brain functions. The strengthening of these specific brain functions then makes learning classroom material easier. 

Our goal is for each student to become a confident, independent learner in any setting. This entails developing skills which are accessed automatically and allow development of higher-level critical thinking ability.

Why Educational Therapy?

The educational therapy process stimulates the brain to make a permanent change. Learning disabilities may not totally disappear, but their effect can be greatly weakened. Skills and thinking strategies for lifelong learning is the goal.

When does Educational Therapy take place?

Therapy is performed two-three times per week in a one-to-one setting. The environment is supportive and encouraging. Educational Therapists pray with their students and integrate Biblical concepts into the work they are are doing.

Features of Educational Therapy

  • One-to-one intervention                    
  • Trained personnel
  • All-age inclusiveness
  • Team Orientation (Parents, Teachers, Therapist)
  • Individualized and intense              
  • Integrative techniques, including perceptual and academic skills 
  • Aims for long-term change
  • Improved social relationships
  • Improved self-image
  • Development of responsibility

The National Institute for Learning Development (NILD) is recognized by IDA.